obolos 16
11. October 2020
Webauction
Lot 991
IONIA. Smyrna. Gaius (Caligula), 37-41. 1/3 Assarion (Bronze, 14.5 mm, 1.78 g, 12 h). ΓΑΙΟΝ ΚΑ-ΙCΑΡΑ Radiate head of Caligula to right; behind, six-rayed star. Rev. ΖΜΥΡ-ΝΑΙΩΝ Crab seen from above. BMC 279-280. Klose XXVII B. RPC I 2474. SNG Copenhagen 1347. Excepionally nice for the issue; tan patina. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 992
CARIA. Attuda. Time of Trajan to Hadrian, 98-138. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 18.5 mm, 3.60 g, 7 h). Bust of Athena to right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet and aegis, holding spear pointing forward in right hand. Rev. ATTO-YΔEΩΝ Tyche standing facing, head to left, holding rudder on globe in her right hand and cornucopia with her left. BMC 2 (same dies). Karl -. RPC III 2261 (same dies). Very rare. Brown patina; well centered and struck. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 95 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Published in RPC Online
Lot 993
CARIA. Tabae. Trajan, 98-117. Diassarion (Bronze, 23.5 mm, 11.39 g, 12 h). ΑΥ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙΑΝ-ΟС ΑΡΙ ΓEΡ ΔΑ Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Trajan to right. Rev. ΤΑΒΗ-ΝΩΝ Demeter standing facing, holding grapes and two grain ears in her right hand, and long sceptre in her left. RPC 2288A (this coin). Sharp and attractive; fine brown surfaces. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 994
ISLANDS OFF CARIA, Rhodos. Rhodes. Antoninus Pius, 138-161. Assarion (Bronze, 18.5 mm, 3.26 g, 6 h). ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝΟC KAICAP Laureate head of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. ΡΟΔΙ-ΩΝ Radiate and draped bust of Helios to right. BMC 419. RPC IV Online temp. 925. SNG Copenhagen 910. SNG Keckman 785-7. Dark brown glossy surfaces; nice for issue. Flan crack, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 995
LYDIA. Bagis. Time of Domitian, 81-96. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 15.5 mm, 1.93 g, 5 h). KAICA-PEΩN Bust of Mên to right, wearing Phrygian cap and resting on a crescent. Rev. BAΓHNΩN Bull standing left. BMC 1. RPC I 3061 = RPC II 1357. SNG Copenhagen 42. Dark brown patina; not the most artistic engraving skill, most interesting for being published both in RPC I and II. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 996
LYDIA. Blaundus. Nero, as Caesar, 50-54. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 20 mm, 5.38 g, 12 h), struck under the magistrate Tiberius Claudius Kalligenes. NEPΩN KAIΣAP Bare-headed and draped bust of Nero to right. Rev. TI KΛΑΥ ΚΑΛΛΙΓΕΝΗΣ ΒΛΑYΝΔΕΩΝ Apollo standing facing, head to right, holding kithara in his left hand and plectrum in his right. RPC 3059. SNG Copenhagen 85. Dark brown patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 997
LYDIA. Maeonia. Pseudo-autonomous issue, 2nd-3rd century. (Bronze, 20.5 mm, 5.77 g, 6 h). Bare head of Herakles to left. Rev. MAIONΩΝ Silenos seated right on wicker basket, holding kantharos in right hand, and with left, propping the infant Dionysos on his left knee. BMC 16. LS -. SNG Copenhagen -. SNG von Aulock -. Dark brown patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 340 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 998
LYDIA. Philadelphia. Gaius (Caligula), 37-41. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 19 mm, 4.43 g, 1 h), struck under the magistrate G. Julius Diodorus. ΓΑΙΟΣ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ Bare head of Gaius (Caligula) to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΑΔΕΛΦEΩΝ ΓΑΙΟΣ ΙΟΥΛΙΟΣ ΔΙΟΔΟΡΟΣ Jugate laureate busts of the Dioskouroi to right. RPC 3020. With dark green patina and attractive details; a very attractive coins, one of the best available examples. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 999
LYDIA. Philadelphia. Domitian, as Caesar, 69-81. (Bronze, 14 mm, 3.07 g, 6 h). ΔΟΜΙΤΙΑΝ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ Bare-headed and cuirassed bust of Domitian to right. Rev. ΦΛΑBI ΦΙΛ-ΑΔΕΛΦΕΩΝ Apollo standing right, holding plectrum in right hand, kithara in left. BMC 62. RPC 1331. SNG Leypold 1126. Dark patina. Obverse slightly off-centre, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Unpublished!
Lot 1000
LYDIA. Philadelphia. Pseudo-autonomous issue, 3rd century. (Bronze, 28 mm, 11.46 g, 5 h), Homonoia issue with Smyrna (?). IEPA CYN-KΛHTOC Draped youthful bust of the Senate to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΑΔ-EΛΦΕΩΝ / CMYP Kybele, turreted, seated left, holding patera in her right hand, resting left on tympanum; at her feet to left, lion. BMC -. SNG Copenhagen -. SNG Leypold -. SNG Munich -. SNG von Aulock -. Seemingly unpublished. Dark brown surfaces. Light porosity, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1001
LYDIA. Sala. Pseudo-autonomous issue, 2nd-3rd cenuries. 1/3 Assarion (Bronze, 14.5 mm, 1.88 g, 12 h). Laureate head of bearded Herakles to right. Rev. CAΛΗ-ΝΩΝ Grape bunch on vine. BMC 24. Lindgren & Kovacs 798. Tan and brown patina. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1002
LYDIA. Sardis. Germanicus, with Drusus, 15 BC-AD 19. (Bronze, 16.5 mm, 3.69 g, 12 h). ΓΕΡΜΑΝΙΚΟΣ ΚΑΙΣΑΡΕΩΝ Bare head of Germanicus to right. Rev. ΔΡΟΥΣΟΣ ΣΑΡΔΙΑΝΩΝ Bare head of Drusus to right. BMC 110-2. RPC I 2992. SNG Copenhagen -. SNG von Aulock -. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Marsyas' Hubris
Lot 1003
PHRYGIA. Apameia. Nero, 54-68. (Bronze, 19 mm, 6.68 g, 12 h), struck under the magistrate M. Vettius Nigrus. ΝΕΡΩΝ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΣ Bare head of Nero to right. Rev. ΕΠΙ Μ OYETTIOY NIΓPOY / KOINON ΦΡYΓΙΑΣ ΑΠΑΜΕΙΣ Marsyas advancing right, playing double flute. RPC I 3137. SNG Copenhagen 208. Dark green patina, minor roughness. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Published in RPC Online
Lot 1004
PHRYGIA. Amorium. Vespasian, 69-79. Assarion (Bronze, 20 mm, 6.38 g, 1 h), L. Antonius Longeinos. OYEΣΠAΣIANON KAIΣAPA AMOPIANOI Laureate head of Vespasian to right, tip of neck truncation on globe. Rev. EΠI Λ ANTΩNIOY ΛONΓEINOY Eagle standing to left on a scepter or a curious thunderbolt. RPC II 1424 and RPC Online 1424.4 (this coin). Only three examples recorded in RPC. With a good, early portrait of Vespasian and a brown patina. Some pitting, especially on the reverse, and with both sides slightly off center, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 1005
PHRYGIA. Apameia. Pseudo-autonomous issue, early-mid 3rd century. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 15 mm, 1.74 g, 6 h). AΠA-MEIA Turreted and draped bust of city-goddess to right. Rev. CΩTEI-PA Hekate triformis standing facing, the left and right figures holding torches in each hand, the middle figure holding a patera in her right hand. BMC 110-3. SNG Munich 131. Well struck and with fine detail on the reverse. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 1006
PHRYGIA. Apameia. Hadrian, 117-138. Assarion (Bronze, 20.5 mm, 6.12 g, 6 h). [AΔPIANOC] KAI CEB Laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian to right, wearing aegis. Rev. AΠAMEΩN MAPCYAC [KIBΩTOI] Marsyas reclining left in a rocky cave above which are five chests (KIBΩTOI), holding cornucopia in his left hand and double flute in his right. RPC III 2586. SNG von Aulock 3492. Attractive patina, pleasant surfaces and with a spectacular reverse. Struck slightly off center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 1007
PHRYGIA. Cotiaeum. Domitia, Augusta, 82-96. Diassarion (Bronze, 22.5 mm, 7.40 g, 1 h). ΔΟΜΙΤΙΑ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΗ Draped bust of Domitia to right. Rev. ΕΠΙΜΕ Τ Φ ΣΩΣΘΕΝΟΥΣ ΚΟΤΙΑΕΩΝ Cybele seated to left on throne with a back, holding patera with her right hand and resting her left arm on tympanum; below throne, lion to left. BMC 39. RPC 1411. SNG Copenhagen 323. Very rare. This type is scarcely seen in such fine condition. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Unpublished
Lot 1008
PHRYGIA. Docimeium. Pseudo-autonomous issue, 2nd-3rd centuries. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 19.5 mm, 2.88 g, 12 h). Bearded male head (Herakles?) to right. Rev. ΔΟΚΙ-ΜΕΩΝ View of Mount Persis. BMC -. Lindgren & Kovacs -. McClean -. SNG Copenhagen -. SNG Hunterian -. SNG Righetti -. SNG von Aulock -. Weber -. Seemingly unpublished. Brown patina. Minor porosity and a thin flan crack, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Unpublished assarion from Hadrianopolis-Sebaste
Lot 1009
PHRYGIA. Hadrianopolis-Sebaste. Caracalla, 198-217. Assarion (Bronze, 20 mm, 3.10 g, 6 h). ΠEIE (sic!) ANTΩN Radiate bust of Caracalla to right. Rev. ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟΠ Eagle standing facing, head left, holding wreath in beak. Possibly unpublished. Fine dark brown surfaces. Some earthen deposits, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 170 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1010
PHRYGIA. Hieropolis. Pseudo-autonomous issue, 3rd century. Assarion (Bronze, 21.5 mm, 5.66 g, 8 h). ΔΗΜΟC Diademed and draped bust of Demos to right. Rev. ΙЄΡΟΠ-ΟΛЄΙΤΩΝ Mên standing facing, head turned to right, resting right foot on head of boar, holding long scepter in right hand and pine cone in left. BMC 5. SNG Copenhagen -. Lovely strike and well centered; nice hard green patina. Light porosity on lower half of reverse, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 1011
PHRYGIA. Hierapolis. Pseudo-autonomous issue, 2nd-3rd centuries. Assarion (Bronze, 20.5 mm, 6.32 g, 1 h). Draped bust of Serapis to right, wearing kalathos. Rev. ΙEΡΑΠO-ΛEΙΤΩN Isis standing facing, head left, holding sistrum in her right hand and situla in her left. RPC IV Online temp. 2040. SNG Copenhagen 426-7. Attractive with excellent centering and a nice green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 105 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 1012
PHRYGIA. Hierapolis. Pseudo-autonomous issue, 2nd century. (Bronze, 21.5 mm, 5.24 g, 1 h). ZEYC BΩZIOC Bare head of Zeus Bozios to right. Rev. IE[PA-ΠΟΛEΙΤ]-Ω-Ν Male figure (Mên?), holding reins in right hand and bipennis over left shoulder in left, riding horse right. BMC 42. SNG Copenhagen 429. SNG Munich 223. The portrait of Zeus of particularly good style. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 40 CHF
Lot 1013
PHRYGIA. Hierapolis. Valerian I, 253-260. (Bronze, 29 mm, 9.95 g, 6 h), in alliance with Sardis. AY · K · ΠΟΥ · ΛΙΚ · ΟΥ/ΛEΡΙΑΝ/ΟC Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander to right. Rev. ΙEΡΑΠΟΛEΙ/ΤΩΝ ΚE C-ΑΡΔΙΑΝΩΝ / ΝEΟ/ΚΟ-ΡΩΝ /ΟΜΟΝΥΑ (sic) Apollo, on left, standing facing, holding kithara in right hand and plectrum in left, looking to right at cult state of Artemis Ephesia facing between two stalks of poppy. Franke-Nollé 852-6. Lindgren III 596 (same dies). SNG von Aulock 3668 (same dies). Coppery tan patina. A couple of flan flaws, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Second example known
Lot 1014
PHRYGIA. Hyrgaleis. Time of Alexander Severus, 222-235. Assarion (Bronze, 21 mm, 5.08 g, 11 h), year TS (306) = 222. IEPA BOVΛH Diademed, veiled and draped bust of Boule to right. Rev. YPΓΑΛE-ΩΝ / TO Tς River-god Maiandros reclining to left on overturned amphora from which water flows, holding reed in right hand; in left field. Imhoof-Blumer, Kl.M. p. 246, 2 = SNG Ftzwilliam 4978 = Von Aulock, Phrygiens I 352 (same dies). Very rare - only one specimen recorded by von Aulock. Brown patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Excellent Tiberius Portrait
Lot 1015
PHRYGIA. Laodicea ad Lycum. Tiberius, 14-37. Assarion (Bronze, 20.5 mm, 6.69 g, 12 h), struck under the magistrate, Dioskourides. ΣΕΒΑΣ-ΤΟΣ Bare head of Tiberius to right. Rev. ΛΑΟ-ΔΙΚΕΩΝ / ΔΙΟΣΚΟΥΡΙΔΗ[Σ] Zeus Laodikeos standing facing, head to left, holding eagle in his right hand and long scepter in his left; in right field, KOP monogram. BMC 141-2. RPC 2906. SNG Copenhagen 547-8. Glossy black patina. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 1016
PHRYGIA. Laodicea ad Lycum. Time of Nero, 54-68. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 18 mm, 4.07 g, 6 h), struck in the name of Julia Zenonis, possibly the wife of the magistrate Euergetes Julius Andronicus, circa 62(?). ΛΑΟΔΙ-ΚΗΑ (sic) Turreted and draped bust of Tyche of Laodikeia to right. Rev. IOYΛΙΑ ΖΗΝΩΝΙΣ Aphrodite, wearing long chiton and peplos, standing facing, head to right, holding sceptre in her right hand, and dove in her left. BMC 92. RPC 2925. SNG von Aulock 3811. Dark brown patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Unpublished
Lot 1017
PHRYGIA. Laodicea ad Lycum. Pseudo-autonomous issue, 2nd-3rd centuries. (Bronze, 20 mm, 3.70 g, 6 h). Draped bust of Dionysos to right, wearing ivy wreath; before, thyrsos. Rev. ΛΑΟΔΙ-ΚEΩΝ Cornucopiae. BMC -. Lindgren & Kovacs -. Lindgren III -. McClean -. SNG Copenhagen -. SNG Hunterian -. SNG Righetti -. SNG von Aulock -. Waddington -. Weber -. Seemingly unpublished. Attractive earthen-green patina; well centered and struck. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1018
PHRYGIA. Prymnessus. Nero, 54-68. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 17.5 mm, 2.98 g, 12 h), struck under the magistrate Klaudios Mithridates. NEPΩNA KAIΣAPA ΠPYMNHΣΣEIΣ Laureate head of Nero to right. Rev. EΠI KΛAYΔIOY MIΘPIΔATOY Scales. BMC 25. RPC I 3210. Brown patina. Minor metal flaws, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1019
PHRYGIA. Synnada. Severan Period, 193-217. (Bronze, 25.5 mm, 8.89 g, 12 h). IEPAN CYNKΛHTON CYNNAΔAC Diademed and draped bust of the Senate to right. Rev. ΔHMOC PΩMAIΩN Demos of Rome standing left, holding phiale. SNG Copenhagen 714. Very rare and struck from well engraved dies. Slightly rough surfaces from stripped patina, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 1020
PHRYGIA. Synnada. Pseudo-autonomous issue, 2nd-early 3rd centuries. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 16 mm, 2.91 g, 1 h), c. 138-218. Helmeted and draped bust of Athena to right, wearing aegis. Rev. CYNNAΔEΩN Owl standing to right, head facing, on overturned amphora. BMC 11-12. RPC IV Online temp. 9796. SNG Copenhagen 709. Nicely centered; brown patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1021
LYCIA. Koinon of Lycia. Domitian, 81-96. Drachm (Silver, 19 mm, 3.54 g, 7 h), 95. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙC ΔΟΜΙΤΙΑΝΟC CEΒΑϹΤΟC ΓEΡΜ Laureate head of Domitian to right. Rev. EΤΟΥC ΙΔ ΥΠΑΤΟΥ ΙΖ Lyre; laurel branch to right. BMC 6. RPC 1502. A pleasing example. Bright and clear. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 240 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 1022
LYCIA. Lycian League. Trajan, 98-117. Drachm (Silver, 18.5 mm, 2.98 g, 6 h), struck during Trajan's second consulate = 98-99. AYT KAIC NEP TPAIA-NOC CEB ΓЄPM Laureate head of Trajan to right. Rev. ΔΗΜ EΞ ΥΠΑΤ Β Two lyres; above, owl standing right. BMC 9. RPC III 2676. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1023
PAMPHYLIA. Aspendus. Maximinus I, 235-238. (Bronze, 33 mm, 15.21 g, 6 h). ΑY Κ ΓΑ ΙΟY ΟYΗ ΜΑΞΙΜEΙΝΟC C[E] Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Maximinus I to right. Rev. [ACΠE]-Ν-ΔΙΩΝ Athena standing to right, shield at her feet, holding spear and receiving small quinquireme from Zeus standing facing, head left, holding long scepter. RPC VI Online temp. 6315. SNG BN -. Weber 7325. Very rare - just two specimens recorded in RPC; green patina. Die shift on reverse. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 1024
PAMPHYLIA. Aspendus. Philip I, 244-249. Assarion (Bronze, 18.5 mm, 3.09 g, 12 h). K [Ι]ΟΥΛ [ΦΙ]-ΛΙΠΠΟC CE Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip I to right. Rev. ACΠ-E-ΝΔΙΩΝ Nike advancing left, holding wreath in right hand, palm in left. BMC -. SNG BN -. SNG Aulock -. Same dies as VAuctions 273, (2011), 282. Dark green patina; extremely rare and only the second known example. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 60 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1025
PAMPHYLIA. Side. Nero, 54-68. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 18.5 mm, 4.78 g, 1 h), circa 55. ΝΕΡΩΝ ΚΑΙCΑΡ Laureate and draped bust of Nero to right. Rev. CΙΔ-ΗΤ Athena standing to left, holding pomegranate on stalk and spear over shoulder in right hand, and shield over her left arm. BMC 74. RPC 3399. SNG Copenhagen 414. Dark greenish-brown patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 25 CHF
Second known and best available
Lot 1026
PAMPHYLIA. Side. Antoninus Pius, 138-161. (Bronze, 18.5 mm, 4.69 g, 1 h). Α ΚΑΙ ΑΝΤΩΝE-Ι-ΝΟϹ Laureate head of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. CΙΔΗ-ΤΩ Ν Athena standing to left on serpent, holding pomegranate on stalk and spear over shoulder in her extended right hand, and with her shield covering her left arm and shoulder. RPC IV Online temp. 5717. Weber 7366. Very rare - just the Weber specimen cited in RPC, this being far superior. Dark green patina; well centered and a good strike. Minor surface roughness, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Unpublished in RPC
Lot 1027
PISIDIA. Antiochia. Commodus, 177-192. (Bronze, 21 mm, 5.51 g, 6 h). L AELLO COMMODO Laureate head of Commodus to left. Rev. COLONEIAE ANTIOCH Mên standing facing, head turned to right, left foot resting on bucranium, holding scepter in right hand and Nike in left; to left, cock standing left. Cf. Krzyźanowska IX/6 (die combination not recorded). Cf. RPC IV Online temp. 7378 (obv. legend). SNG BN -. Attractive light brown patina; unusual title for Commodus. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 1028
PISIDIA. Antiochia. Gordian III, 238-244. (Bronze, 32 mm, 26.47 g, 7 h). IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian to right. Rev. CAES ANTIOCH COL / S R Emperor on horseback charging to right, thrusting lance held in right hand at wounded panther below. Krzyźanowska IX/27. SNG BN 1234-5 (same dies). SNG Copenhagen 67. SNG von Aulock 4956. A well centered large coin; dark green patina. About very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 1029
PISIDIA. Antiochia. Gordian III, 238-244. Diassarion (Bronze, 24 mm, 5.06 g, 6 h). IMP CAES M ANT GORDIAN[VS AVG] Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right. Rev. COL CE-S ANTICI (sic) / S R Draped bust of Mên to right, wearing Phrygian cap, resting on a crescent. Krzyźanowska dies XXIX/- (rev. die not recorded). SNG BN 1251 (same obv. die). Black patina; unknown with this reverse. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1030
PISIDIA. Antiochia. Philip II, 247-249. (Bronze, 22 mm, 6.18 g, 1 h). IMP C M IVL PHILIPPVS P F AVG P Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip II to right. Rev. [COL CAE-S] ANTICI / S R Draped bust of Mên to right, wearing decorated Phrygian cap, resting on a crescent. Krzyźanowska dies IV/30 . SNG BN -. Attractive earthen patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1031
PISIDIA. Antiochia. Aemilian, 253. Diassarion (Bronze, 22.5 mm, 5.42 g, 7 h). IMP C M ACM AEMILLIANO A-VG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Aemilian to right. Rev. ANTIO-CHIO CL A / S R Vexillum surmounted by eagle, between two standards. Krzyźanowska dies I/5. SNG BN -. Green patina. Light roughness, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Published RPC Online
Lot 1032
PISIDIA. Apollonia-Mordiaeum. Domitian, as Caesar, 69-81. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 18 mm, 6.00 g, 6 h). ΔΟΜΙΤΙΑΝΟ[..] Laureate head of Domitian to right. Rev. ΑΠΟΛΛΩΝΙΑΤΩΝ ΛΥ[KIΩN] Apollo standing facing, placing his right arm on his hip and his left arm on a tripod at his side to right. RPC II Online 1602A (this coin). Unicum! Dark green surfaces. Flan crack on 5h, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Second known
Lot 1033
PISIDIA. Etenna. Marcus Aurelius, 161-180. Assarion (Bronze, 22.5 mm, 6.35 g, 12 h). ΑΥΤΟΚΡ Μ ΑΥ ΑΝΤΩ Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Marcus Aurelius to right. Rev. [ET]EN-NEΩN Hera standing facing, head to left, holding long sceptre in her right hand, resting her left hand on her hip. Kapossy 119 = RPC IV Online temp. 10885. Von Aulock, Pisidiens II -. Very rare and apparently only the second known example, the other in the collection of the Historisches Museum in Bern. Dark brown patina. Struck slightly off center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1034
PISIDIA. Pappa Tiberia. Antoninus Pius, 138-161. Diassarion (Bronze, 25 mm, 8.86 g, 6 h). ΑYΤ ΚΑΙC ΑΔΡΙ ΑΝΤΩΝEΙΝΟC CEΒ Laureate head of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. ΤΙΒЄΡΙ(ΩΝ) ΠΑΠΠΗΝΩ/Ν Kybele seated to left, holding patera in her right hand, and resting her left arm on tympanum; at sides, two lions seated to left. D. Salzmann, MÖNG 23 (1983), p.15, 11. RPC IV Online temp. 7785.3 (this coin). Very rare - RPC list just three specimens. Nicely centered and well struck with a dark green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1035
LYCAONIA. Iconium. Hadrian, 117-138. Assarion (Bronze, 20.5 mm, 6.05 g, 7 h). ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС ΚΑΙСΑΡ Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Hadrian to right. Rev. ΚΛΑYΔ EΙΚΟ-ΝΙEΩΝ Helmeted bust of Athena to right, wearing aegis. RPC III 2824. SNG BN 2287-9. Brown patina. Flan flaws, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1036
LYCAONIA. Iconium. Antoninus Pius, 138-161. Hemiassarion (Bronze, 15.5 mm, 1.89 g, 6 h). ANTON AVG P Head of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. COL ICO River-god, head to right, reclining left on urn from which water flows, holding reed in his right hand. RPC IV online 7755 corr. = Von Aulock, Pisidien II, 1069 corr. (identified as 'Cremna' in Pisidia). Very rare; a clear example. Struck slightly off-center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1037
CILICIA. Anazarbus. Severus Alexander, 222-235. Tetrassarion (Bronze, 27 mm, 12.09 g, 11 h). AYT K M CЄOY ALЄΞANΔPO-C Laureate and cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander to right. Rev. ANAZPBOY (MHT)POΠΟΛЄOC / CЄY-HPЄIA / ЄΠΙΝIKΙΑ Prize urn containing palm branch and inscribed [OΛΥΜΠΙΑ] between two palm branches. Cf. SNG Levante 1467 (same rev. die). Cf. Ziegler 619/584 (Vs5/Rs2 - unrecorded die combination). A new die combination. Black patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 220 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1038
CILICIA. Flaviopolis-Flavias. Domitian, 81-96. Diassarion (Bronze, 26.5 mm, 17.09 g, 11 h), regnal year ZI (17) = 89-90. [ΔΟΜЄΤΙΑΝΟC] ΚΑΙCΑΡ Laureate head of Domitian to right. Rev. ΦΛΑYΙΟ-ΠΟΛЄΙ-ΤωΝ ЄΤΟYC ZΙ Draped busts of the Dioskouroi facing one another, wearing laureate piloi surmounted by star. RPC II 1757. SNG BN 2171. SNG Levante 1529. Green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1039
CILICIA. Isaura. Geta, as Caesar, 198-209. Assarion (Bronze, 21 mm, 3.66 g, 6 h). ΠO: CЄΠ ΓETAC K Bare-headed and cuirassed bust of Geta to right. Rev. MHTPOΠO-ΛEΩC ICAYP Herakles standing facing, head turned to look right, holding lion's skin draped over his left arm and leaning with his right hand on club. SNG BN 500 ( same dies ). SNG von Aulock -. Tan-brown patina; well centered and struck. Porosity along reverse right edge, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 1040
CILICIA. Isaura. Geta, as Caesar, 198-209. Assarion (Bronze, 20 mm, 4.56 g, 6 h). A-Y K Π CEΠ ΓETAC Laureate and cuirassed bust of Geta to right, gorgoneion on breastplate. Rev. MHTPOΠO-ΛEΩC ICAYP/Ω-N Herakles standing facing, head turned to look right, leaning with his right hand on grounded club, holding lion's skin draped over his left arm. SNG Levante 265 (same dies). Dark green patina; well centered and struck. Minor porosity, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
An episode of Gigantomachy
Lot 1041
CILICIA. Seleucia ad Calycadnum. Gordian III, 238-244. Tetrassarion (Bronze, 30.5 mm, 13.82 g, 6 h). ANTΩNIOC ΓOPΔIANOC C-EBATOC Radiate and draped bust of Gordian to right; in right field, triangular countermark of Δ-ο (mark of value). Rev. CEΛEYK-E-ΩN TΩ ΠPOC / KAΛY-KAΔΝ Athena advancing to right, holding shield with her extended left arm and preparing to hurl a thunderbolt at a serpent-legged giant who is kneeling to left and throwing stones at her. SNG BN 999ff. Cf. SNG Levante 764 (same obverse die). SNG von Aulock 5842 (same dies). For c/m, Howgego 670. A lovely example with natural light green patina and some earthen deposits as found. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 280 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Lot 1042
CILICIA. Seleucia ad Calycadnus. Gordian III, 238-244. Tetrassarion (Bronze, 29.5 mm, 12.65 g, 7 h). ANTΩNIOC ΓOPΔIANOC CEBATOC Radiate and draped bust of Gordian to right; in right field, triangular countermark of Δ-ο (mark of value). Rev. CEΛEYK-E-[ΩN TΩ ΠP]OC / KAΛY-[KAΔΝ]ΩN Athena advancing right, holding shield with her extended left arm and preparing to hurl a thunderbolt at a serpent-legged giant who is kneeling to left and throwing stones at her. SNG BN 999ff. Cf. SNG Levante 764 (same obverse die). SNG von Aulock 5842 (same dies). For c/m, Howgego 670. A lovely example with natural light green patina and some earthen deposits as found. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1043
CILICIA. Tarsus. Lucius Verus, 161-169. (Bronze, 30 mm, 17.66 g, 1 h). ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙC Λ ΑΥΡΗ-ΛΙ ΟΥΗ[ΡΟC CЄΒ] Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Lucius Verus to right. Rev. [CЄΒΑCΤΩΝ Α]ΔΡΙΑΝΗC ΤΑΡCΟΥ ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛ[ЄΩC] The co-emperors, tograte and holding rolls in their left hands, standing facing one another, clasping right hands; between them in two lines, OMO/NOIA. SNG BN 1458. RPC IV Online temp. 3584. Dark brown surfaces. Light cleaning marks, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Five known to RPC editors
Lot 1044
CILICIA. Anazarbus. Elagabalus, 218-222 AD. Tetrassarion (Bronze, 29 mm, 13.19 g, 1 h). AYT K M AYΡ ANTΩNEINOC CEB Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus to left. Rev. ANAZAΡ MHTΡO / A M K/ Γ B Three prize crowns on three lion-legged agonistic table. RPC VI 7282. SNG Levante 1424. SNG Leypold 2240. Ziegler 401. Ziegler Kilikien 1051. Very scarce issue, with only five examples known to the RPC editors. Uncleaned deposits, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1045
CILICIA. Tarsus. Gordian III, 238-244. (Bronze, 34 mm, 26.32 g, 6 h). AYT KAI M ANTΩNIOC ΓOPΔIANOC CЄB / Π Π Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian III to right. Rev. TAP-COY MH-TPOΠOΛЄΩC A/M/K-Γ/B Apollo standing facing, head left, holding branch in right hand, bow in left. SNG BN 1683-4. Cf. SNG Levante 1181. Nice well centered portrait; earthen brown and green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 70 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1046
CILICIA. Uncertain colonia. Augustus, BC 27 - 14 AD. (Bronze, 16.5 mm, 4.41 g, 1 h). Bare head of Octavian(?) to right. Rev. Prow of galley to right; Q below. FITA p. 13. RPC I 5411. Dark green-brown patina. Porosity, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1047
GALATIA. Ancyra. Caracalla, 198-217. (Bronze, 28 mm, 15.47 g, 1 h). ANTΩNIN-OC AVΓOVCT Laureate head of Caracalla to right. Rev. MHTPO-ΠOΛ-ЄΩC ANKOVPAC Demeter standing facing, head left, holding hexastyle temple in her right hand, stylis(?) in left. Arslan -. SNG BN -. Price & Trell 526. Forceful portrait of Caracalla, and well struck; dark brown surfaces. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 1048
GALATIA. Ancyra. Geta, 209-212. (Bronze, 30 mm, 20.13 g, 11 h). AY KA Π CEΠ ΓEΤΑC ΑΥ · Laureate head of Geta to right. Rev. MH/TP/O-ΠΟ/ΛEΩ/C / A(NK)YPAC Façade of an octastyle temple. Arslan B104. Price & Trell 521. SNG BN 2527. Dark brown surfaces. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 1049
CAPPADOCIA. Caesaraea-Eusebia. Nero, 54-68. Hemidrachm (Silver, 13 mm, 1.82 g, 1 h), circa 56-58. NERO CLAVD DIVI CLAVD F CAESAR [AVG GERMANI] Laureate head of Nero to right. Rev. Victory standing right, her right foot on a globe, inscribing shield propped on her right knee. Henseler 60. RIC 618. RPC 3646. RSC 351. Sydenham, Caesarea 83. With a fine early portrait of Nero. Struck on a tight flan, and minor corrosion, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1050
Cappadocia. Caesareia. Vespasian, 69-79. Didrachm (Silver, 24 mm, 6.63 g, 7 h), with Titus Caesar, undated but year 9 = 76/7. ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑ ΚΑΙCΑΡ ΟΥΕCΠΑCΙΑΝΟC CΕΒΑCΤΟC Laureate head of Vespasian to right. Rev. ΑΥΤΟ ΚΑΙ ΟΥΕCΠΑCΙΑΝΟC CΕΒΑCΤΟΥ ΥΙΟC Laureate head of Titus to right. BMC 19. Henseler, 66a (Roman style). Metcalf 4. RPC 1643 (Roman style). Sydenham 102. A very attractive, toned example with splendid portraits. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Starting Price: 400 CHF
Lot 1051
Cappadocia. Caesareia. Vespasian, 69-79. Didrachm (Silver, 22 mm, 7.19 g, 12 h), with Titus Caesar, Year 9 = 76/7. ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑ ΚΑΙCΑΡ ΟΥΕCΠΑCΙΑΝΟC CΕΒΑCΤΟC Laureate head of Vespasian to right. Rev. ΑΥΤΟ ΚΑΙ ΟΥΕCΠΑCΙΑΝΟC CΕΒΑCΤΟΥ ΥΙΟC Laureate head of Titus to right. Henseler 66b (Local style). Metcalf 4. RPC 1650. SNG von Aulock 6364. Sydenham, Caesarea 102. A very attractive, toned example with splendid portraits. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 1052
CAPPADOCIA. Caesaraea-Eusebia. Vespasian, 69-79. Hemidrachm (Silver, 14 mm, 1.83 g, 12 h). AYTOKP KAICAP OYECΠACIANOC CEBA Laureate head of Vespasian to right. Rev. Nike advancing right, holding wreath in right hand and palm branch in left. Henseler 71. Metcalf 17. RPC 1659. Sydenham, Caesarea 94. Nicely toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Elegant Domitian Didrachm from Caesaraea
Lot 1053
CAPPADOCIA. Caesaraea-Eusebia. Domitian, 81-96. Didrachm (Silver, 21 mm, 6.64 g, 6 h), year 13 = 93-94. AYT KAI ΔOMITIANOC CEBACTOC ΓEPM Laureate head of Domitian to right. Rev. ETO-IΓ Athena standing to right, holding owl in her right hand, spear in her left hand. Henseler 92a. Metcalf, Caesarea 23. RPC 1669. Sydenham 124. Unusually fine quality and very attractive. Among the best examples known; beautiful in hand. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Lot 1054
CAPPADOCIA. Caesaraea-Eusebia. Lucius Verus, 161-169. Didrachm (Silver, 21 mm, 6.82 g, 12 h), 161-166. AYTOKP OYHPOC CEBACTO[C] Bare head of Lucius Verus to right. Rev. YΠA-TOC B Mount Argaeus, with trees; on summit, statue of Helios. Henseler 277a. Metcalf 131a. RPC IV Online temp. 7027. Sydenham, Caesarea 352. Light toning. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 1055
CAPPADOCIA. Caesaraea-Eusebia. Elagabalus, 218-222. (Bronze, 27 mm, 12.88 g, 12 h), year 3 = 221-222. ΑΥΤ Κ Μ ΑΥΡΕΛΙΟC ΑΝΤωΝЄΙΝ Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus to right. Rev. ΜΗΤΡΟΠ ΚΑΙCΑΡΙ Statue of Helion standing atop agalma of Mt. Argaeus set on altar or platform inscribed ЄT Γ. Cf. Sydenham 522a. Henseler 700g-h var. (legends). Dark brown patina; well centered with an excellent portrait. Nearly extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1056
CAPPADOCIA. Tyana. Hadrian, 117-138. Assarion (Bronze, 19 mm, 5.70 g, 12 h), struck during the regnal year 20 = 135/6. ΑΥΤΟ ΚΑΙC ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑ-ΝΟC CЄΒΑϹΤΟC Laureate head of Hadrian to right. Rev. [ΤΥΑΝEΩΝ Τ]ΩΝ ΠΡ Τ-Α ΙEΡ ΑCY ΑΥΤΟ / ET K Athena standing left, wearing helmet and chiton, holding Nike standing right on her right hand, resting her left hand on a shield by her side, and with a transverse spear behind her. RPC III 2956. SNG von Aulock -. Waddington 6805-6. Lovely dark green glossy patina; with a good portrait. Reverse slightly off-center, some cleaning marks, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Second known Dupondius of the Koinon of Armenia!
Lot 1057
ARMENIA MINOR, Koinon of Armenia. Trajan, 98-117. Dupondius (Bronze, 27 mm, 14.32 g, 11 h), Nicopolis ad Lycum, regnal year 43 and CY 43 = 113-114. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙϹ ΝEΡ ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟC CEΒ ΓEΡΜ ΔΑΚ ΤΟ ΖΙ Laureate and draped bust of Trajan to right. Rev. ΚΟΙΝΟΝ ΑΡΜΕΝΙΑC ΕΤΟΥ-C ΜΓ Mourning Armenia, seated to left on a pile of shields; on her left, military trophy surmounted by Bashlyk. Kovacs 303 = RPC 2945 corr. = SNG von Aulock 145 (this obverse die). Known to the RPC editors from a single example in the British Museum and originally from the collection of Von Aulock. This is is the second known, and to date the best available example, and the only outside a museum. This denomination is by far scarcer compared to the "Sestertius" recorded in RPC 2944. A few areas of hard uncleaned deposits in both sides, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 6000 CHF
Starting Price: 750 CHF
Unpublished variety?
Lot 1058
Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. (Bronze, 26.5 mm, 12.93 g, 1 h), uncertain mint in Asia Minor, circa 27 BC. CAESA[R] Bare head of Augustus to right. Rev. AVGVS/TVS in two lines within laurel wreath. RIC² 485 var. (obverse inscription). Cf. RPC 2231 and 2235. Unusual spelling mistake on the reverse. Attractive green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 700 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 1059
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Municipal issue, Time of Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. Trichalkon (Bronze, 20 mm, 7.12 g, 12 h), struck under the legate Q. Caecilius Metellus Creticus Silanus, on the 43rd (ΓΜ) year of the Actian Era (12/3). Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. EΠI ΣIΛANOV ANTIOXEΩN Ram leaping to right, head turned to look back; above, star; below, ΓΜ. ΒΜΨ 63-4. McAlee 98. RPC I 4268. Dark green patina. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 50 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1060
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Nero, 54-68. Tetradrachm (Silver, 23 mm, 13.50 g, 1 h), years 111 and 9 = 62/63. NEPΩN KAIΣAP Σ-EBAΣTOΣ Laureate bust of Nero to right, wearing aegis. Rev. ETOYΣ AIP Θ Eagle standing right on thunderbolt, with wings spread; pellet and palm frond to right. McAlee 261. Prieur 85. RPC 4185. Well struck and attractive. Flan flaw in obverse field, a few light cleaning marks, minor porosity, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 1061
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Time of Nero, 54-68. Trichalkon (Bronze, 19 mm, 6.12 g, 1 h), struck under the legate G. Ummidius Durmius Quadratus, on the 104th (EP) year of the Caesarean era = 56/7. ANTIOXEΩN Turreted and veiled bust of the Tyche of Antioch, to right. Rev. ΕΠΙ ΚΟΥΑΔΡΑΤΟΥ Ram leaping to right, head turned to look back; above, star; below, ΔP. BMC -. McAlee 100. RPC I 4286. SNG Copenhagen 99. Glossy dark brown patina. Some minor pitting, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1062
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Time of Nero, 54-68. Trichalkon (Bronze, 20.5 mm, 5.85 g, 1 h), struck under the legate G. Ummidius Durmius Quadratus, on the 105th (EP) year of the Caesarean era = 56/7. ANTIOXEΩN Turreted and veiled bust of the Tyche of Antioch, to right. Rev. ΕΠΙ ΚΟΥΑΔΡΑΤΟΥ Ram leaping to right, head turned to look back; above, star within crescent; below, ET EP. BMC 74. McAlee 102. RPC I 4290. Dark brown patina; well centered and struck. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 65 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Wonderful Otho tetradrachm!
Lot 1063
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Otho, 69. Tetradrachm (Silver, 30.5 mm, 15.22 g, 12 h). ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΩΡ ΜΑΡΚΟC ΟΘΩΝ ΚΑΙCΑΡ CEΒΑϹΤΟC Laureate head of Otho to right. Rev. EΤΟΥϹ Α Eagle with spread wings standing to left on a wreath, holding wreath in his beak; palm branch on the left field. BMC 214. McAlee 315. Prieur 102. RPC I 4200 (same obverse die). Struck from artistic dies and with a emotional and beautiful portrait of Otho. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 2120 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 1064
Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Elagabalus, 218-222. 8 Assaria (Bronze, 31.5 mm, 19.66 g, 6 h). ΑΥΤ K Μ ΑΥ ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝ-Ο-C Laureate, bust of Elagabalus to right, with slight drapery over far shoulder. Rev. ΑΝΤΙΟΧΕ-ΩΝ Μ ΚΟΛΩΝ / Δ - Ε / S - C The Tyche of Antioch seated on rocks to left; below her, river-god Orontes swimming to left; above her head, ram to left. McAlee 803a. Attractive brown surfaces; impressively large bronze. Reverse slightly off-center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 95 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1065
Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Elagabalus, 218-222. 8 Assaria (Bronze, 31.5 mm, 16.03 g, 12 h). ΑΥΤ KA ΜΑΡ Α ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝΟC CE Laureate, bust of Elagabalus to right. Rev. ΑΝΤΙΟΧΕΩΝ [ΜΗ ΚΟ] / Δ - Ε / S - C The Tyche of Antioch seated on rocks to left; below her, river-god Orontes swimming to left; above her head, ram to left; in field above left, crescent. BMC457. McAlee 802b. With an attractive brown patina. Area of deposits on the reverse, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 160 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
An unusual brockage from Antioch
Lot 1066
Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Elagabalus, 218-222. 8 Assaria (Bronze, 32.5 mm, 17.67 g, 12 h), Brockage. ΑΥΤ KA ΜΑΡ ΑYP ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝΟC CE Laureate, bust of Elagabalus to right. Rev. The obverse incuse. With an attractive brown patina. Flan fault at 6h, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 85 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 1067
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Philip I, 244-249. Tetradrachm (Billon, 26.5 mm, 14.12 g, 12 h), 246. AVTOK K M IOVΛ ΦIΛIΠΠOY CEB Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Philip I to right. Rev. ΔHMAΡX EΞOYCIAC Eagle standing facing with wings spread, head left, holding wreath in beak; across field, S C; in exergue, MON VRB. McAlee 899. Prieur 304. Well engraved portrait; a fine coin. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 1068
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Philip I, 244-249. Tetradrachm (Billon, 28 mm, 12.13 g, 7 h), 246. AVTOK K M IOVΛ ΦIΛIΠΠOV CЄB Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Philip I to right. Rev. ΔHMAΡX EΞOYCIAC Eagle standing facing with wings spread, head left, holding wreath in beak; across field, S C; in exergue, MON VRB. McAlee 899. Prieur 304. Sharp and well struck, with a bold portrait. About extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 86 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 1069
SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Apamea. Time of Claudius, 41-54. Tetrachalkon (Bronze, 19 mm, 7.73 g, 1 h), RY 2 (41/2). Head of Zeus to right, hair bound with a taenia. Rev. [KΛAYΔIEΩN] A-ΠAMEΩN Tyche seated left on rock, holding grain-ears in her right hand, and with her left resting at her side; at her feet, river-god swimming to left; ETO B in field. RPC 4378. SNG Hunterian 3153. Dark brown patina with an attractive reddish sandy overlay; very rare. Surface roughness, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Published in RPC Online
Lot 1070
PHOENICIA. Ace-Ptolemais. Pseudo-autonomous issue, circa 1st century AD. 1/3 Assarion (Bronze, 13.5 mm, 2.87 g, 12 h), 50/1. Diademed head of Zeus right. Rev. COL PTOL Club within wreath. Kadman 91. Rosenberger 45. Rouvier 992. RPC Online 4751A.5 (this coin). Rare. Earthen deposits/highlights. Attractive for type. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Rare Diassarion from Phoenician Tripolis
Lot 1071
PHOENICIA. Tripolis. Severus Alexander, as Caesar, 222. Diassarion (Bronze, 21 mm, 9.27 g, 6 h), CY 533 (221/2). AYP KAICAP AΛ[EΞANΔPOC] Bare head of Severus Alexander to right. Rev. [TPIΠOΛI]TΩN / [ΓΛ]Φ Tetrastyle temple of Zeus Hagios: large central altar between Helios, on left, and Selene, on right; in pediment, facing bust. BMC 138. Price & Trell 738. SNG Copenhagen -. Rare and with an attractive reverse. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Jerusalem Tetradrachm from Caracalla
Lot 1072
JUDAEA. Aelia Capitolina (Jerusalem). Caracalla, 198-217. Tetradrachm (Billon, 26 mm, 11.24 g, 11 h), c. 215-217. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝΟC CE Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Caracalla to right, seen from behind. Rev. ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ΕΞ ΥΠΑΤΟC T Δ Eagle with spread wings, standing to right on filleted thyrsos, turning his head to left and holding wreath in beak; between the eagle's legs, wine jar. Meshorer, Aelia 89. Prieur 1630. Very rare, with only one example noted by Prieur. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Legio VI Ferrata "Ironclad" Countermark
Lot 1073
JUDAEA. Legio VI Ferrata. Countermarked in early 2nd century AD. (Bronze, 21.5 mm, 6.36 g, 1 h), struck on a coin of Antioch , time of Nero, 54-68. Laureate head of Nero to left; LVIF (Legio VI Ferrata) and male head to right, within rectangular countermarks punched against Nero's head. Rev. Large S•C within laurel wreath. Hendin 1608. Howgego 726. Clear undertype of Nero from Seleucis and Piera, Antioch in Syria. Rare. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Starting Price: 150 CHF
From the Collection of a Renowned Classical Numismatist
Lot 1074
EGYPT. Alexandria. Augustus, 27 BC-AD 14. Obol (Bronze, 21 mm, 6.49 g, 11 h), circa 3/2 BC. ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΥ Garlanded and lighted altar flanked by laurel branch on each side. Rev. KAIΣA/POΣ in two lines within laurel wreath tied below. Emmett 27. Milne 17. RPC Online 5013.10 (this coin). Attractive brown patina. Excellent for type. Rare. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Lot 1075
EGYPT. Alexandria. Tiberius, 14-37. Tetradrachm (Billon, 25.5 mm, 12.47 g, 12 h), year 14 = AD 27/8. TIBEPIOΣ KAIΣAP ΣEBAΣ[TOΣ] /L IΔ Laureate head of Tiberius to left. Rev. ΘEOΣ ΣEBAΣTOΣ Radiate head of Divus Augustus to left. Dattari (Savio) 81. Emmett 60.14. K&G 5.12. Köln 50. RPC 5091. Scarce year; well centered and toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 1076
Anonymous, circa 225-214/212 BC. Quadrigatus (Silver, 24 mm, 6.42 g, 5 h), Rome. Laureate janiform head. Rev. Jupiter, holding scepter in his left hand and hurling his thunderbolt from his right, standing right in a quadriga, driven to the right by Victory who stands beside him; below, tablet inscribed with ROMA in incuse letters. Crawford 29/3. Sydenham 64A. A lovely, toned example of a refined and attractive style, well-struck on a broad flan. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Starting Price: 300 CHF
Lot 1077
C. Scribonius, 154 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.83 g, 7 h), Rome. Helmeted head of Roma to right; behind, X. Rev. C · SCR / ROMA The Diocouri on horseback galloping right. Babelon, (Scribonia) 1. Crawford 201/1. Sydenham 380. An attractive and well-centered example. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Lot 1078
L. Cupiennius, 147 BC. Denarius (Silver, 20.5 mm, 3.56 g, 2 h), Rome. Helmeted head of Roma to right; behind, cornucopiae; below chin, denomination mark. Rev. L · C(VP) / ROMA The Dioscuri riding right, each holding couched lance in right hand. Babelon, (Cupienna) 1. Crawford 218/1. Sydenham 404. Toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1079
L. Minucius, 133 BC. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.91 g, 7 h), Rome. Helmeted head of Roma to right; behind, denomination mark. Rev. ROMA / L · MINVCI Jupiter driving galloping quadriga right, holding thunderbolt in right hand, reins and scepter in left. Babelon, (Minucia) 15. Crawford 248/1. Sydenham 470. Light toning. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1080
M. Opimius, 131 BC. Denarius (Silver, 17 mm, 3.92 g, 2 h), Rome. Helmeted head of Roma to right; behind, tripod; below chin, denomination mark. Rev. M · OPEIMI / ROMA Apollo driving galloping biga right, drawing bow. Babelon, (Opimia) 16. Crawford 254/1. Sydenham 475. Toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 75 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1081
C. Servilius Vatia, 127 BC. Denarius (Silver, 17 mm, 3.90 g, 9 h), Rome. ROMA Helmeted head of Roma to right, star on neckguard; in left field, lituus; below chin, denomination mark. Rev. [C ·] SERV[EIL] Horseman (M. Servilius Pulex Geminus) galloping left, holding spear in right hand, shield inscribed M (Marcus) in left, attacking another horseman who wields sword in right hand. Babelon, (Servilia) 6. Crawford 264/1. Sydenham 483. Nicely toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 121 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1082
M. Furius L.f. Philus, 120 BC. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.87 g, 12 h), Rome. M · FOVRI · L · F Laureate head of Janus. Rev. (PH)IL / ROMA Roma standing left, holding wreath in right hand, scepter in left, before trophy flanked by carnyx and shield; above, star. Babelon, (Furia) 18. Crawford 281/1. Sydenham 529. Well centered and toned. Dark area on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 150 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1083
M. Tullius, 119 BC. Denarius (Silver, 21.5 mm, 3.84 g, 2 h), Rome. ROMA Helmeted head of Roma to right. Rev. M · TVLLI Victory driving galloping quadriga right, holding palm branch in left hand; above, wreath; below, X. Babelon, (Tullia) 1. Crawford 280/1. Sydenham 531. Attractively toned. Minor striking weakness, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 95 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1084
M. Aurelius Scaurus, 118 BC. Denarius Serratus (Silver, 20 mm, 3.91 g, 11 h), Narbo. ROMA / M · A(VR)ELI Helmeted head of Roma to right; behind, denomination mark. Rev. SC(AV)RI / L · LIC · CN · DOM Celtic warrior (Bituitus?) standing in quadriga galloping to the right, hurling spear with his right hand, holding shield, carnyx and reins in his left. Babelon, (Aurelia) 20. Crawford 282/1. Sydenham 523. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1085
Cn. Domitius Ahenobarbus, 116-115 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.84 g, 10 h), Rome. ROMA Helmeted head of Roma to right; behind, denomination mark. Rev. CN · DOM Jupiter driving quadriga right, holding thunderbolt. Babelon, (Domitia) 7. Crawford 285/1. Sydenham 535. Toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1086
C. Claudius Pulcher, 110-109 BC. Denarius (Silver, 17.5 mm, 3.86 g, 10 h), Rome. Helmeted head of Roma to right. Rev. C · PVLCHER Victory driving galloping biga right. Babelon, (Claudia) 1. Crawford 300/1. Sydenham 569. Light toning. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1087
L. Marcius Censorinus, 82 BC. Denarius (Silver, 17.5 mm, 3.63 g, 8 h), Rome. Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. [L ·] CENSOR Marsyas advancing left, extending right arm and holding wineskin in his left hand over his left shoulder; behind, column bearing statue on top. Babelon, (Marcia) 24. Crawford 363/1d. Sydenham 737. Lightly toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 130 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1088
M. Herennius, 108-107 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.95 g, 1 h), Rome. PIE(TA)S Diademed head of Pietas to right. Rev. M · HERENNI One of the Catanaean brothers running right, bearing his father on his shoulders; in right field, C. Babelon, (Herennia) 1a. Crawford 308/1b. Sydenham 567a. Lightly toned, well centered and clear. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 140 CHF
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Lot 1089
L. Appuleius Saturninus, 104 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.98 g, 6 h), Rome. Helmeted head of Roma to left. Rev. L · SATVRN Saturn driving galloping quadriga right, holding harpa in his right hand; below, R surrounded by four pellets. Babelon, (Appuleia) 1. Crawford 317/3b. Sydenham 578a. A well centered strike. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 110 CHF
Starting Price: 75 CHF
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